Merry Christmas from Blessing Hands
Christmas in a Time for Giving
Kay Jorgenson is a librarian in a small town in Montana. She is giving books worth $200 to Jiulong Middle School in Yangshuo. They are going to be buying Chinese books about stars, space, and science. She and her family recently visited us while on their vacation. You can see her on the right in the photo that shows our paintings of Yangshuo's beautiful mountains.
|Kay Jorgenson is giving a library to Yangshuo children|
|Joy Huang volunteers with 4th graders|
Joy Huang is also giving, but it is herself that she has to give. Joy is in her fourth and last year of college. She is one of our Blessing Hands scholarship students. She sent me her volunteer report recently. We ask all our university students to give three hours of volunteer time each semester. It is their way of passing on the blessing hand we have given them. She volunteers at Yuxing Primary school. She reported this conversation with a 4th grade girl.
" I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said when she grew up she wanted to be a lawyer, because lawyers can safeguard the rights and interests of others and do something to save children, for children need necessary rights. I was quite impressed with her, that at such a young age she can say so ambitious words. We also talked some about her study life, chatting very happy."
|Li Zhongbo |
Finally I want to share what Li's mother gave to our staff member Yaya Luo recently. Li is almost blind, but his American sponsor is willing to send him for evaluation to see if a cataract operation will help his sight. His mother was so thankful that she brought Yaya some peanuts and Chinese yams, which she planted by herself. She said that she had no money and couldn't buy gifts. Zhongbo's sponsor, who helps her son, lives in the US, so she didn't know any other way to express her thanks. She wanted to give Yaya her fruits to show that she really, really thanked Blessing Hands and the volunteer teachers.
You can be a giver too. You can give something so small as a concrete ping pong table for a school for $200 or as large as a water purification unit for $1000. Recently someone gave the salary of another health assistant in Longfu, which is only $183 a year.
|Our Backyard |
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Blessing hands is a 501(c)(3) public charity and your gifts are tax deducible in the US.
We might have a white Christmas. I took this picture in our back yard recently.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,